On May 14th, Hastings County Warden, Rick Phillips, in conjunction with the Township of Tyendinaga, and the Trenton Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC), participated in an inaugural benefit golf tournament.
The event was a huge success with $12,050 being raised in support of military families in our communities through the Trenton (MFRC).
Military families face unique challenges like frequent relocation, separation, and risk, which are all associated with the military lifestyle. The Trenton MFRC works to ensure that our local military family community is well supported in order to strengthen resilience and enhance quality of life.
“It was an honour to do something to support the members of the military who live in our communities, after all they have done to support us and our country,” stated Warden Phillips.
Tamara Kleinschmidt, Executive Director of the Trenton MFRC, has said, “The dollars will be used to support the Centre’s Special Needs Inclusion Program. There is a high percentage of children with special needs in the Quinte region and learning to navigate social services can be challenging for military families new to the community.
The Special Needs Inclusion Program at the MFRC, with the support from Hastings County and Tyendinaga Township and others, will help these families.”
“Hastings County and Tyendinaga Township have a long history of working together and partnering with CFB Trenton to support our local members of the military,” added Warden Phillips.
“The success of this inaugural tournament, despite the poor weather conditions, shows that the residents of Hastings County share this support for our military families.”